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Southern Bog Lemming

Synaptomys cooperi

Southern bog lemming are small and nearly indistinguishable from voles, the only easily-apparent difference lies in the structure of the skull. This species is widely distributed thought southeastern Canada from the maritime provinces to southeastern Manitoba. Lemmings are nervous by nature and do not adapt well to captivity as they quickly succumb to shock. They dig shallow burrows through the leaf debris upon the forest floor. Southern bog lemmings feed on leaves, bases of sedges, grasses, and beak rush.

Map of Southern Bog Lemming in Canada
Distribution of Southern Bog Lemming in Canada

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